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By Bob Audette OK. Really. I don't know how to start this whole thing without just saying "OK." About a month ago I wrote a feature about MamaSezz, a Brattleboro-based company with a production facility in Keene, N.H., that makes … more
Springfield HCRS offers  additional support Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, Vermont's second largest community mental-health agency, is now offering peer support services as a way to enhance the recovery process for clients … more
By Dr. Donna Burkett World AIDS Day was Dec. 1 and is a time to unite in the fight against HIV and support people living with HIV. HIV/AIDS continues to be an urgent human rights and public health crisis, impacting millions in the U.S. and … more
By Deborah Brown, Grace Cottage Diabetes Educator It's true that the holiday season presents extra challenges for diabetics and others with food restrictions, but it's possible to enjoy the special foods you love and keep your sugar in … more
BRATTLEBORO — NAMI Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to- Family Education Program specifically for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective … more
BRATTELBORO — The Vermont Department of Economic Development recently awarded Brattleboro Memorial Hospital a $74,000 Workforce Development Grant. Funded through the Vermont Training Program, the grant will enable BMH to hire, train, and … more
Q: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for … more
Many people have expressed to me their desire for a dignified death for themselves and their loved ones. This is a challenge in a death-phobic culture where life at all costs (physically, emotionally and financially) is the norm. Too many of us know … more
Approximately 13,000 Vermonters are living with low vision — a term used to describe an individual's sight that cannot be fully corrected even with glasses, medication, or surgery.The most common causes of low vision are age-related macular … more
Chemicals that have been associated with cancer and other health problems have been found in some fast-food packaging, according to a new study. Researchers found the substances, which can leach into food, in sandwich and dessert wrappers and … more
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